Clinical Trial

Postpartum Urinary Retention with Essential Oils (PURE)

Study Description

Postpartum Urinary Retention With Essential Oils (PURE)

The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of peppermint oil to promote voiding and reduce urinary catheterization among postpartum women.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Peppermint Oil Vapor

2ml of the oil will be placed in the urine collection "hat" that fits into the bowl of the toilet. Participants will then sit on the toilet in normal fashion, exposing their perineum to the vapor of the oil. The perineum will NOT come into contact with the oil directly - only the vapor from the oil will contact the perineum.

Mineral Oil Vapor

2ml of the mineral oil will be placed in the urine collection "hat" that fits into the bowl of the toilet. Participants will then sit on the toilet in normal fashion, exposing their perineum to the vapor of the oil. The perineum will NOT come into contact with the oil directly - only the vapor from the oil will contact the perineum.

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Postpartum Urinary Retention With Essential Oils (PURE): A Randomized Control Trial of Essential Oil Vapor to Reduce Urinary Catheterization in Postpartum Women

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03319498

ParticipAid ID

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